Learn About the California Unemployment Office

Find California Unemployment Contact Information

Unemployment insurance from the California unemployment office provides disadvantaged workers with aid during periods of low or no income. Residents can contact the unemployment office in California to find out the policies regarding the unemployment insurance (UI) program set forth by the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD). Representatives can provide CA unemployment information such as how to apply, file a claim, initial and ongoing eligibility requirements and how the state transfers benefits to entitled beneficiaries. Applicants can discover unemployment information about compensation awards as well as the reemployment services available to out-of-work residents from America’s Job Center of California.

Find California Unemployment Resources


Information about unemployment eligibility includes factors such as work history and reasons for losing a job or hours. Former military personnel are eligible to receive unemployment insurance as are legal non-citizens of the state. Other unemployment information, such as the amount and rate of benefits, varies on a case-by-case basis.
EDD office locations will provide all information about unemployment in California, including how to apply for unemployment benefits. The EDD will also discuss methods of distributing benefits as the process of unemployment insurance moves along. Residents may contact the unemployment office in California to report fraudulent claims, reopen a claim or change personal information.

Contact information about unemployment in California is available below:

How to File a New Report or Reopen a Claim


By Phone:
English: 1 (800) 300-5616
Spanish: 1 (800) 326-8937
Cantonese: 1 (800) 547-3506
Mandarin: 1 (866) 303-0706
Vietnamese: 1 (800) 547-2058
TTY for Non-Voice: 1 (800) 815-9387

Hours: 8 a.m. To 12 p.m., Monday through Friday (except state holidays)

By Mail:
Unemployment Insurance
Employment Development Department
P.O. Box 826880 – UIPCD, MIC 40
Sacramento, CA 94280-0001

In Person at America’s Jobs Center of California locations:

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